Commercial Property

Thanks to increasing globalisation, businesses worldwide are relocating offices, factories, warehouses, and sometimes their entire operations to new countries or regions. Domestically, too, companies may need to relocate, perhaps in order to find the most cost-effective premises or tap in to a local talent pool.

Whatever the reason for a corporate relocation, organisations need comprehensive, up-to-date information on trends, locations, prices, and a host of other topics if they are to make the right decisions on where to base their operations, as do those setting up a business abroad. Read more

The commercial property market, like its residential counterpart, acts as a useful barometer of conditions in the wider national and global economies, so it’s important for any company, whether or not it is considering an office move or a corporate relocation, to keep up to speed with the latest commercial property news and market intelligence.

Through articles, news, and expert comment and advice, including ‘how to’ tips, this section helps you to support your business by bringing you the latest on commercial property investment, purchase, rental and removals. It also covers economic background and current relocation hotspots.

See also our Brexit, Corporate Finance, Enterprise, and Mobility Industry sections. For details of organisations in the global mobility industry that provide commercial removals and storage, as well as a range of support services for corporate relocations, see our Directory. Keep informed by subscribing to our newsletters and other publications.

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Latest Commercial Property News

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UK retains second spot in Europe for FDI

Political upheaval in the UK are believed to be behind a slight fall in foreign direct investment (FDI) last year. Yet the nation retained its position as second most attractive place in Europe for overseas funding, thanks to its 'global approach'.


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Hong Kong still costliest for expats

For the second time in a month, a major survey of living costs in cities across the globe has identified Hong Kong as the most expensive location for employees sent abroad to live and work.
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Global prime rents recover from COVID-19

Rents on prime properties in ten global cities have bounced back strongly after the sharp falls seen during the height of the pandemic, according to a new report from Knight Frank
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Finally, signs of a slowdown in home prices

Annual house price growth in the UK remained in double digits in April but, after a year of rocketing prices, there were signs the market might be beginning to cool.

Economic Background

A tipping point year for UK free trade agreements

A tipping point year for UK free trade agreements?

During the 2019 general election campaign, one of the ruling Conservative party’s less plausible political commitments was that by 2022, 80% of the UK’s post-Brexit trade would be covered by free trade agreements (FTAs). David Sapsted reports.
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Latest UK growth surge 'confounds forecasts'

A survey of almost 1,000 company directors has suggested unexpectedly strong growth throughout the UK economy last month.
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UK financial services spread beyond London

The UK's financial services sector has created a quarter of a million jobs in a decade - more than half of them outside London - according to a new report.


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Specialist Skills are in demand, how to attract talent post pandemic

Whilst the pandemic is far from over, here in the UK we are working our way to a more normal life, with all restrictions being lifted and work life being eased back to normality.
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Canada tops new 'best for expats' study

Canada is assessed as the most desirable destination for expatriates in the latest 'World's Best Countries Index'.
Think Global People Autumn 2021 issue out soon

Think Global People Autumn 2021 issue – out soon!

This is one of the busiest times of the year for relocating employees, expatriates and families on the move. The next issue of the leading international magazine for HR, global managers and relocation professionals will explore the big themes for managing mobility, finance, immigration, property and education in the autumn of 2021.


We find out how global relocation, information and logistic management services company Paxton International continues to helps refugees affected by the Syrian Civil War.

Paxton International supports Syrian refugees

Paxton International is actively involved in the Syrian Refugee Project, providing a range of support including donations of boxes, time, manpower, trucking, storage, consolidation and transportation since 2013. 
International company Momentous has rebranded to better align to its core areas of specialist logistics.

A new look and feel for Momentous

International company Momentous has rebranded to better align to its core areas of specialist logistics.

International removals: moving with the times

In this tech- and talent-driven age, people are returning to the heart of relocation. FIDI Global Alliance’s Magali Horbert caught up with Ruth Holmes to talk customer experience, the new accreditation for destination service providers and the body’s new direction and leadership.
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